Security

Are you ready to strike when threat actors attack?

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security As the cyber threat landscape evolves, what we saw in 2018 is organisations across all industries are facing unmanageable levels of cyber threats brought on by the changing threat landscape, the risk of exposure and an ever-growing attack surface. The […]

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So your personal information has been hacked. What now?

Author: Chris Hockings CTO & Master Inventor, IBM Security So you’ve checked what your friends are up to on Facebook, ordered a new outfit online and just opened an email to find an urgent alert from your favourite charity. The email says your name, address and other sensitive information may have been compromised due to […]

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Cybersecurity today for the quantum era of tomorrow

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response & Intelligence Services, IBM Security As the cyber threat landscape evolves, what we saw in 2018 is organisations across all industries are facing unmanageable levels of cyber threats brought on by the changing threat landscape, the risk of exposure and an ever-growing attack surface. The […]

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Using AI to address the cybersecurity skill shortage

Author – John Martin, IBM New Zealand security practice leader Humans are the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity – over 90% of security incidents are attributable to human error. This is when people do things like click on a bad link, open an attachment which is laden with malware or fail to change […]

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Security reflections – yesterday, today and the future

Author: Chris Hockings, regional CTO for IBM Security in A/NZ Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming Bruce Schneier to Sydney. Bruce is much more than just the CTO of IBM Resilient and Special Advisor to IBM Security. He is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by the Economist. He is […]

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Reimagining the digital age

Author: Chris Hockings, CTO IBM Security Australia and New Zealand Customers’ needs are constantly changing, and to meet them a business needs to keep evolving as well. A successful transformation isn’t a one-off event – it’s an ongoing process of improvement, reinvention and innovation. The role of CIOs and other senior IT leaders is evolving […]

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Maintaining CIA to keep healthcare security threats at bay

Author: Stephen Burmester, Industry Security Advisor, IBM Australia Imagine that your healthcare organisation just went on bypass due to a cyberattack. For those unfamiliar with the term, bypass is when a health care facility is unable to provide services for one reason or another. When an emergency room parking bay area is literally full of […]

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Avoid cyberattacks against financial institutions with intelligent security systems

Author: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer IBM Security Trace the cosmos back to its earliest moments, and you’ll find the entire universe compressed into a trillion-Kelvin ball about the size of an apple. But what finally caused this small apple to explode into what we now observe as the universe is unknown. The apple to […]

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Be known for breakthroughs not break-ins

What you need to know about security and the Australian Privacy Act  Author: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer IBM Security How would your company react if it lost $1M off its bottom line? Heck. What about if you lost $2.51million? With the growing threat of cyber – the question is when will you face a […]

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Uncover your cyber experts

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, Incident Response and Intelligence, IBM Security The solution to your cyber-security needs might be closer and more readily available than you think. Barely a week goes by without another industry report highlighting the shortage of cyber-security related professionals in Australia and New Zealand, as well as across the globe. And with the […]

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RansomWorms & Bad Rabbits made many WannaCry in 2017

Author: Pelin Nancarrow, IRIS Asia Pacific, IBM Security Destructive RansomWorms wreaked havoc globally and caused massive financial losses in 2017. Attacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit contributed to an estimated USD8 billion cost to businesses last year, taking into account downtime, ransom payments and other impacts. But it wasn’t all bad news. IBM […]

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Spammers go all in to find a Valentine’s Day victim

Written by: Chris Hockings, Chief Technology Officer and Master Inventor, IBM Security This Valentine’s Day IBM Security has posted a blog to protect against spam targeting the lovelorn. Here are some quick tips to avoid heartbreak. – Tainted Love – with 99.999% certainty, researchers say any unsolicited e-mail looking for a love connection is nefarious. […]

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